Invasion Day 2022
‘Australia Day’ is the official National Day of Australia, but January 26, also known as ‘Invasion Day’, is a traumatic reminder of the adverse effects of colonisation on Australia’s First Nations people. Each year Brisbane’s Aboriginal community and their allies take to the streets to march in protest. These photographs capture the power of numbers and the spirit of community uniting. The first photograph is a direct shot of the crowd during the march and the second is an aerial view of Musgrave Park which is a significant gathering place in Brisbane. Both images have the Aboriginal flag as the focal point, suggesting that despite recent copyright issues surrounding the flag, we continue to use it as an important symbol for Aboriginal people, our lives and our connection to land.